THE ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS

Wicked Local | April 14, 2016Watertown's Bev Armstrong opens first female-owned brewery in Mass.Alliance Broad Member Bev Armstrong, featured in Watertown Wicked Local for being a pioneer in her new business venture.


Boston Globe | April 13, 2016Transgender rights bill gets bigger push from Mass. businessesAlliance proudly joins MA business sector push for Transgender rights bill, as seen in the Boston Globe.  

Boston Globe | April 5, 2016Change, but no revolution, at the Chamber of CommerceAlliance President Jesse Mermell, speaks to Alliance's progressive stance on revenue from proposed "fair share" tax. As seen in the Boston Globe.

Boston Globe | April 4, 2016Don’t send foreign entrepreneurs packingAlliance Chair Jeff Bussgang, pens a joint op-ed featured in Boston Globe calling for a change to current global entrepreneurs visa program.

Roll Call | April 4, 2016Get Money Out of Politics, Get Young People inAlliance Board Member Alan Solomont, opines in Roll Call about getting money out of politics and getting young people in.

Commonwealth Magzine | April 4, 2016Late-night MBTA service crucial to economic growth and justiceAlliance President Jesse Mermell, writes a joint op-ed with Boston's NAACP featured in Commonwealth discussing just late-night T service and economic growth.

Boston Globe | March 30, 2016Meet 100 of Boston’s most influential minoritiesAlliance Board Member Colette Phillips, featured in Boston Globe for creation of Boston's 100 most influential minorities.

Boston Business Journal | March 28, 2016Boston startup targeting 'distracted drivers' has a new name, headquartersAlliance Board Member Scott Griffith, featured in Boston Business Journal for distracted driving prevention startup.

Newton Patch | March 24, 2016Newton Resident Named Chair of Alliance for Business LeadershipAlliance welcomes new Chair Jeff Bussgang, featured in Newton Patch.

Boston Globe | March 17, 2016‘Leader Lab’ seeks some answersAlliance President Jesse Mermell, featured in the Globe talking innovative Leader Lab event.

Boston Globe | March 16, 2016Brazo Fuerte takes the field with five intriguing beersAlliance Treasurer Bev Armstrong, featured in the Globe for bold new beer business venture.

Bostino  | March 15, 2016Here's How Boston VC Jeff Bussgang Prioritizes His DayAlliance Vice Chair Jeff Busgang, featured in the Bostino explaining his method on how to prioritizing  a work-life balance.

Gloucester Daily Times | March 11, 2016Clean energy industry poised for growthAlliance Member Tedd Saunders, responds to Gloucester Daily Times article on future of clean energy in MA.

US Department of Labor Blog | March 9, 2016#LeadOnLeave: A Victory for Vermont WorkersAlliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, has her company recognized for leading on paid family leave.

Boston Neighborhood Network | March 8, 2016MBTA Fare Hike Reaction: Part IIAlliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, raises concerns over MBTA fare increases.

The Conversation | March 8, 2016How can universities encourage young people to vote?Alliance Board Member Alan Solomont, presents solutions as to how to increase youth voter turnout.

Framingham Patch | March 8, 2016Advocating For Women's Issues: Gender Equity, Paid Family LeaveAlliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, testifies as to why her company offers paid family leave.

Boston Globe | March 8, 2016T rate hike proposal unfairAlliance Board Member Jim Roosevelt, responds to Boston Globe article on MBTA fare hikes.

Boston Neighborhood Network | March 7, 2016Rider Advocates React to MBTA Fare HikeAlliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, voices concerns over impending MBTA fare increases.

WBUR | March 2, 2016House Speaker DeLeo Pledges To Limit Non-Compete AgreementsAlliance Board Member Jeff Bussgang, speaks out in favor of progress to reform non-compete agreements.

Urban Update | March 2, 2016Urban Update - ABL Leader Lab Alliance Board Member Collete Phillips & Alliance President Jesse Mermell, promote upcoming ABL Leader Lab event.

Boston Business Journal | February 26, 2016Op-Ed; Support for charter schools should not mean neglecting districtsAlliance Chairman Phil Edmundson, calls for compromise to break stalemate in Charter Schools debate.

The Boston Globe | February 4, 2016Letter to the Editor; Let's accelerate the pace of progress on pay equityAlliance Board Member Kip Hollister, responds to Boston Globe article on Equal Pay.

The MetroWest Daily News | February 1, 2016State Senate passes bill to tackle gender pay gapAlliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, speaks out on Equal Pay.

The Boston Herald | January 27, 2016Letter to the Editor; Equal pay serious BizAlliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, responds to Boston Herald article on Equal Pay.

NECN | January 20, 2016Time to dismantle Boston's Old Boy's Network?Alliance Board Members Donna Levin and Beth Monaghan, discuss why now is the time to break up Boston's Old Boy's Network.

Metro | January 19, 2016Boston thinkers target young voters for Election 2016Alliance Board Member Allen Solomont, provides a current landscape of young voter turnout rates and presents ideas on how to increase voting in elections.   

The Boston Globe | January 18, 2016Envisioning an impact from GE that reaches all among usAlliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, promotes idea of far-reaching investments throughout Boston.   

The Boston Globe | January 15, 2016Skirting the old-boy network, updatedAlliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, expresses mass frustration with lack of diversity in business world. 

The Boston Globe | January 14, 2016Elite business group needs to add diversityAlliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, advocates the need for diversity in business world to better reflect the reality of what Boston looks like. 

Commonwealth Magazine | December 14, 2015Redefining Having It AllAlliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, Alliance Board Member and Co-Founder and CEO of InkHouse Beth Monaghan, and at-large Boston City Council member Ayanna Presley weigh in on the "right policies needed to support women and families."  

MassLive.com | October 27, 2015Environmentalists push carbon fee in MassachusettsAlliance Leader Roger Freeman, Founder and President of Solventerra, testified at the State House hearing in support of bill S.1747, calling the proposal "a market based solution that addresses climate change while driving innovation and job growth in the Commonwealth." 

Boston Business Journal | October 23, 2015Leaders In Diversity: Phillips celebrates a lifetime of making a differenceAlliance Board Member Colette Phillips, President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, is featured in the Boston Business Journal for her lifetime of leadership in diversity.

MassLive.com | October 22, 2015Massachusetts' Legislature wants more women on boards of directorsThe Alliance is recognized for its role in the unanimous passing of Massachusetts State Resolution S1007, proposed by Senator Karen Spilka, in the House of Representatives. The resolution urges companies to put at least three women on their boards of nine or greater by the year 2018, or at least two women for smaller companies. The passing of the non-binding resolution, which was also passed by the Massachusetts Senate over the summer, shows a commitment to gender diversity in local business.

South Coast Today | October 14, 2015Women and minorities make gains, face challenges in businessAlliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, co-founder and principal of InkHouse, comments on the advancement of women and and minorities into leadership positions in the business world.

State House News Service | April 01, 2015Business Municipal Leaders Press for More MBTA FundingJesse Mermell, Executive Director of The Alliance, provides commentary on the need for new revenue in order to make economic growth and opportunity.

The Boston Globe April 01, 2015Business Leaders Issue Report Urging MBTA Continue Invest ExpansionTedd Saunders, Chief Sustainability Officer of the Saunders Hotel Group, provides commentary on the important of mass transit system.

Boston Business Journal | March 04, 2015 Baker proposes $100K lifeline for 'Global Entrepreneur in Residence' programAlliance Leader Jeff Bussgang, Managing Partner at Flybridge Capital, and Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell promote the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program.

The Boston Globe February 02, 2015Disruptive MBTA service grates on businesses Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell is quoted on the MBTA disruption's effect on businesses.

Castle Group Blog | June 19, 2014 

Sandy Lish: "One might ask—and many did ask—why we need ANOTHER conversation around these topics?"

Sandy Lish, Founder and Principal of The Castle Group, explains why this candid, closed-door discussion moved the ball forward.


Boston Business Journal | June 20, 2014 

JoAnn Cavallaro: "There's light on the horizon for women on boards" 

JoAnn Cavallaro, president of The Boston Club, one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast., reports on Clearing the Path.


Radio Boston, WBUR-FM | June 10, 2014 

Betsy Myers:  "The world has changed so drastically. Last year, 70 percent of the new entrants into the workplace were women and people of color. "

Clearing the Path host and Alliance leader Jim Roosevelt, CEO of Tufts Health Plan, joined Betsy Myers, Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University and Clearing the Path moderator, on Radio Boston.


Boston Globe | June 11, 2014

Can a simple idea mean big change for women?

Joanna Weiss of the Globe interviews Alliance Leader and Harvard Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter about the possible impact of Clearing the Path.


Boston Globe June 10, 2014Executives to focus on gender equality at eventGovernor Deval Patrick and Alliance Leader Trish Karter, a Clearing the Path host, explain the need for the gathering.

Boston Globe | May 16, 2014Alliance Board Member Joshua Boger Calls for Investment in Education"If you think college is too expensive, think about how costly it is if students don’t finish... . Simply put, US high schools are not adequately preparing students to be successful in college. "Alliance Leader and former CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Josh Boger joins Rick Burnes, co-founder and partner emeritus in Charles River Ventures, in calling for the expansion of programs which increase the number of students who are prepared for college, and the number wo go on to complete a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) major.

Metrowest Daily News | February 16, 2014Norm Gorin, Alliance Leader, Urges Raise in Minimum Wage to Create JobsNorm Gorin, CEO of Instinct Health Science, said in the Metrowest Daily News, "Unless people at the bottom of the pyramid have enough money to buy what businesses are offering and thereby create demand, job growth will slow.  It’s a common-sense equation, but some business owners taking the short-term view are missing it entirely."

Salem News | February 8, 2014Pass the Minimum Wage Bill Now, Says Alliance Leader Linda Moulton"As a member of the Alliance for Business Leadership, an organization of CEOs, investors, and business innovators, I am joined by many high-level executives in calling for an immediate rise in the minimum wage," wrote Linda Moulton, CEO of TRU Corporation.

Boston Business Journal | January 10, 2014Alliance Leader Kip Hollister, CEO of Hollister Staffing, Profiled in Boston Business JournalOpting for deep, lasting relationships with clients has helped the company weather three difficult recessions, says Kip Hollister, CEO of Hollister Staffing.

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